Is it time for the males to rejoice? Has a counterfeit dietary supplement been introduced for enhancing the male sexual ability? Yes , but The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning of a dietary supplement for males that may be counterfeit and may end up being very detrimental for diabetic patients and people suffering from heart disorders, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Online Fake product
The fake product is called as as “ExtenZe Maximum Strength” and the FDA has posted a warning against this on its website. The “ExtenZe Maximum Strength” is similar to the original product, manufactured by the California-based Biotab Nutraceuticals Inc, Monrovia. The original is called and sold as ExtenZe.
Remember, the furor about Viagra made by Pfizer? It deals with erectile dysfunction in men. According to the analysis conducted by the FDA , “ExtenZe Maximum Strength”, has sildenafil that is used in many prescription medicines that are approved by the FDA, to take care of erectile dysfunction, the same was as Viagra.
One cannot purchase a medicine with sildenafil without a prescription from a doctor. The original “ExtenZe” by Biotab, does not have sildenafil, but the counterfeit “ExtenZe Maximum Strength” has the ingredient, and can be purchased without a prescription, online.
A health threat
Many People suffering from medical problems like diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol, or high blood pressure, have medicines that contain nitrates. The ‘erectile dysfunction’ Sildenafil, causes a reaction with the nitrates in the prescription medicines and can reduce the blood pressure to threatening levels according to the FDA.
FDA had last year brought Biotab to task when the company had been slapped with charges of “undeclared drug ingredients” in two lots of its ExtenZe products. The two lots of its medicine were called back as they were declared potentially dangerous by the FDA.
A retailer in Calgary was discovered selling dangerous and unauthorized ExtenZe products and the Canadian Health regulator had said that these medicines may be a threat to the health of the people. The lot number 0512058 with an expiration date of, “EXP. May 16,” mentioned on the blister card and outer carton was held under the censure of FDA .
FDA advices people, that all those who are consuming ExtenZe, the counterfeit prescription, should stop taking it immediately, and contact the health care professional from the regulatory agency, right away.